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Scottish Independence Is Back, and So Are the Financial Hurdles

  • Glasgow’s weak productivity is improving but still too low
  • Four key charts show how the economic challenges remain
Edinburgh Castle stands atop Castlehill in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Castle stands atop Castlehill in Edinburgh.

Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

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It’s been a good few weeks for Scotland’s pro-independence government. An opinion poll showed an increase in support for breaking away from the rest of Britain. Then the U.K. headed for a showdown over Brexit and the popular leader of the biggest opposition party stepped down.